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Federal Officials Respond to Mayors’ Request to Eliminate Barriers to Smart Cities Published on May 04, 2011 in Infrastructure At the closing plenary session of the National Mayors Summit on City Design, mayors facing aging infrastructure, soaring foreclosure rates, and an increasing need for smart cities demanded that barriers preventing local and national governments from collaborating to develop cities must come down. Read what the federal officials in attendance at this summit in Chicago said in response.
The Future of the City is a treasure trove of skyscraper designs from around the world. Almost an encyclopedia, the book tells you everything you would want to know about the architecture and urban design of the tall buildings sprouting up in Dubai, Beijing, Chicago, London, and elsewhere.
The two great railroad stations of the greatest city in the United States—Grand Central Terminal (opened 1913) and Pennsylvania (Penn) Station (opened 1910, demolished 1963–1966)—stand as useful bookends in surveying the recent historic preservation movement in the United States. The destruction of Penn Station helped start the modern historic preservation movement in New York City and, subsequently, the United States.
How can governments better collaborate with private developers? As a real estate developer, what kinds of skills and strategies should you bring to P3? These were two of the primary questions addressed by a panel on public-private partnerships at the ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago.